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How to Create Your Career Vision

Do you find it difficult to see where you'll be professionally in the coming years?  Why not create a vision to help you keep moving forward.  If you are ready and want to build a vision for your desired professional destination, begin by getting your vision down on paper. According to career coach, Deborah Brown-Vokman "if you write down your vision and look at it on a daily basis, it's more likely it will happen."  Either consciously or subconsciously, you'll take steps to make it a reality."  Start with the following 10 questions: 

  1. If anything were possible, what would I want to be different in my career?
  2. What type of job would I want?
  3. What would I want to be responsible for?
  4. What type of boss/coworkers/team would I want?
  5. What kind of hours would I want to work?
  6. What type of company would I want to work for?
  7. What sort of culture would I want the company to have?
  8. What city would I want to live in?
  9. What salary would I want to earn?
  10. What would I want my approach to stress, my workload and deadlines be?

Once you have a vision, start exploring new positions that would offer some, if not all, aspects of it.  You may have to switch industries or change careers, but you'll lead a more fulfilling professional life.  Everybody needs a game plan, "Brown-Volkman says. "  If you don't have a game, you'll get stuck in the day to day.  The only way out is to say, "This is what I want next."  

If your looking to change careers, learn new skills, or enhance your credentials explore the world of opportunity available to you through MSU Center for Continuing Education Professional Development and Advanced Career Training programs.  In partnership with top online educational providers we offer over 500 online courses and certifications that can put you at the forefront of today's job market!  For more information contact Dixie Cartwright at dlc10@msstate.edu or by phone at 662.325.9191.  

Post based on article by Monster: 10 Questions to Create Your Career Vision

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  • Career, Professional Development, Continuing Education